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HOME BUILDERS 

here's a book that can 
REALLY HELP YOU! 

Almost all of the plans and sketches 

shown are of SMALL HOUSES, to fit 

a moderate income. Seventy floor 

plans and 68 sketches or front views 

shown — an unusually large number. 
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The SQUARE FOOT AREA is prom- 
inently shown for each .house. Mul- 
tiply this by the prevailing rate for 
building per square foot in your lo- 
cality — any contractor, real estate 
dealer or banker will tell you what 
it is — and you have the estimated 
COST of the house. 
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The HOUSE WIDTH is plainly given, 
letting you know at once whether 

the plan will fit your lot. 

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The SIZES OF ALL THE ROOMS in 
every house are given. This makes 
the plan concrete and practical It en- 
ables you to visualize each room by 
actually measuring existing rooms to 
see if it would be "big enough" or 
"too big." 

The Architect's offer to send you a 
set of PLANS, SPECIFICATIONS and 
DETAILS on almost any of the houses 
for ONLY TEN DOLLARS has an ir- 
resistible appeal. Think of the time 
and money you could save by get- 
ting acceptable building plans for 
your house BY RETURN MAIL] 

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Although the plans in this book do 
not show basements, the architect 
will furnish plans providing for partial 

basements on all houses if requested. 

• 
With these important features in mind 

COMPARE THIS BOOK 

with other plan books you have seen. 

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GRIFFIN-PATTERSON COMPANY 
Glendale, California 



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DISTINCTIVE SMALL HOMES 

GUY L. ROSEBROOK, Architect 



FOREWORD 



This is a book ol practical, attractive home plans, 
not a schedule of costs and expenditures ior building 
a home, I make this clear because of the increasing 
number of similar publications which attempt to state 
fixed prices on a home of any given size. One such 
book illustrates a steam heated, insulated, 3-bed- 
room, 2-story and basement house, and blandly 
states that it will cost approximately $5000.00. This 
would be a gross under-estimate in any locality, for 
such a home. Moreover costs would vary upward 
as much as $2500.00 in the different parts of the 
country. 

Another factor influencing the preliminary price 
of a home will be time. This month contractors may 
be quoting a price of $6.50 per square foot while 
next month, due to market fluctuations, labor costs, 
etc., the price might be either $6.00 or $7.00. You 
will note that on each of my plans I state the livable 
area contained. Methods of pricing vary — some use 
a total area at one price and include area of garages, 
porches, etc., in this price. Others compute livable 
area at one price with garages, porches, etc., at a 
lower price per square foot; while others use a cubi- 
cal contents formula. It will be a simple matter for 
you to select your plan, consult your bank or con- 
tractor on the present cost per foot, and then by 
simple multiplication, determine approximately what 
you will pay for the home you have chosen. I have 
found it wise to leave a 5% margin for unforeseen 
expenses. Final costs can only be determined when 
plans, specifications and details are available to the 
builder. 

This is the seventh of my "Distinctive Small 
Homes" books. In 1938 a group of lumbermen in- 
terested me in publishing my first, to furnish draw- 
ings and specifications for small home builders who 
wanted a better-than-average low cost house. 



Through constant revision, this book represents a 
fairly true cross-section of several thousand letters 
of criticism and requests for small homes. 

In general, I am not presenting extreme modern- 
ism in my architecture. Loan companies seem to 
shy away from these extreme designs, and popular 
tastes are definitely on the "traditional" side. Im- 
provements and changes are constantly being made 
in my plans as a result of discussions with local 
owners and builders and from ideas contained in 
letters from all parts of the country. Many of these 
plans have a large variety of exteriors. Most of them 
are 1 -story, compact, without basements, but partial 
basements are shown if requested. Floor or wall 
furnaces are used, as are the new low attic type 
gas furnaces; in colder climates radiant types should 
be used. With present costs, omission of basements 
makes possible a larger house or one otherwise be- 
yond your means. 

If you have your heart set on a "magic kitchen" 
such as we have seen advertised in magazines for 
the home of tomorrow, don't plan too heavily on the 
realization of this dream too soon. In general, the 
dish washer, ironizer, cold tube lighting, automatic 
laundry, and other very desirable features are, as 
yet, beyond the reach of the low cost home even if 
they were to be available in the immediate future. 
Most of these things will be added to the home as 
time goes on. You may have been led to expect 
radical new materials. 95% of the homes in the 
immediate future will be built of time-tested and 
traditional materials, with improvements. 

On the last page of this book, you will find in- 
formation as to the cost of plans and specifications 
for any house shown herein. 

GUY L. ROSEBROOK, Architect 



PUBLISHED BY 



GRIFFIN-PATTERSON COMPANY 

GLENDALE 4, CALIFORNIA 



Copyright, 1945 

Bv Griffin-Patterson Co. 



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PLAN NO. 102 



AREA 1090 SQ. FT. 



HOUSE WIDTH 36 FT. 



Modern plan with living room dining room combination, separated by 4' 6' cabinet, providing book 
cases and storage facilities for card tables, etc. Kitchen has nice breakfast space. Bathroom features 
tiled-in wash basin with semi-concealed toilet. Kitchen can be rearranged to permit use of washing 
machine, dish washing combination, if desired. Where stone is not available for window box indicated, 
common red brick, white washed with the red brick showing through in places is equally attractive. 
Exterior of house should be in stucco. 

Livable area 1090 sq. ft., overall width 35 ft., overall depth 36 ft., porch area 24 
sq. ft., garage area I 1 I 240 sq. ft., roof material wood shingles, exterior stucco. 





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PLAN NO. 103 



AREA 1025 SQ. FT. 



HOUSE WIDTH 32 FT. 



A compact two bedroom house with a nice entry hall. Covered porch at rear of house. Laundry can 
be reversed, giving access to covered porch for outdoor eating. Bathroom has stall shower and front 
bedroom utilizes two sliding door wardrobes. Exterior indicated is of stucco with window boxes each 
side of fireplace. Wood posts are 3" x 6" with rounded edges. 

Livable area 1025 sq. ft., overall depth 38 ft., porch area 73 sq. ft., garage 
(1 ) 240 sq. ft., roof material shingles or shakes, exterior stucco or wood siding. 








PLAN NO. 104 



AREA 900 S<?. FT. 



HOUSE WIDTH 40 FT. 




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indicates small California 
ranch house type, which with 
two bedrooms keeps the area 
well below 1,000 feet. The two 
bedroom plan gives large win- 
dow opening to porch, garden 
to the rear with bookcases 
flanking each side of the fire- 
place. Dining room and kitch- 
en are combined with laundry 
facilities located in garage. 

Livable area 900 sq. ft., overall depth 36 

ft,, porch area 96 sq. ft., garage area (I) 

240 sq. ft., roof material shingles or shakes, 

exterior wood siding. 



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calls for an additional bedroom, making a three 
bedroom house with a rearranged kitchen, din- 
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PLAN NO. 105 

A three bedroom house of the popular ranch type. Bedroom off dining room can also be used as den 
and by omitting broom closet and closing door to dining room, access may be obtained through serv- 
ice porch. Breakfast space is provided in kitchen. Also available with both 2 or 4 feet wider in rear 
wing to provide for larger rooms. 



Livable area 1000 sq. ft., overall depth 40 ft., porch area 60 sq. ft., go- 
rage area 190 sq. ft., roof material shingles, exterior stucco or wide siding. 




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PLAN NO. 106 
AREA 1015 SQ. Ft. 
HOUSE WIDTH 35 Ft. 

This plan features a rear living 
room house with two nice bed- 
rooms. Kitchen to the front of 
the house. Utilizes wardrobes in 
the bedrooms and provides for 
a nice porch off of living room 
giving access to garden. Closets 
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Livable area 1015 sq. ft., overall depth 43 ft., porch area 16 sq. ft., garage area (1) 
240 sq. ft., roof material shingles, exterior combination of stucco and wide siding. 






PLAN NO. 107 



AREA 1100 SQ. FT. 



HOUSE WIDTH 52 FT. 



Plan is almost identical with house on previous page with the exception of the fact that the garage is 
here attached to the house and provides breakfast space in kitchen. This also illustrates how house 
of same plan can adapt itself to entirely different exteriors. Same note as to bedroom wing applies. 

Livable area 1 100 sq. ft., overall depth 40 ft., porch area 12 sq. ft., garage area 
( 1 ) 240 sq. ft., roof material shingles, exterior stucco or whitewashed brick. 



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PLAN NO. 108 



AREA 1310 SQ. FT. 



HOUSE WIDTH 45 FT. 



A traditional type home oi three bedrooms or two bedrooms and den — den being arranged for pos- 
sible boys or girls room with dressing room large enough to take dresser so that bedroom furniture 
will not be needed. Built in desk is provided with two nice closets each side for sport equipment, etc. 
Kitchen has good dining space. An unusually nice house. Exterior may be had with composition roof 
similar to No. 153 page 53. 

Livable area IS 10 sq. ft., overall depth 36 ft., porch area 20 sq. ft., garage area (1 ) 
240 sq. ft., roof material shingles or composition, exterior wide siding or stucco. 





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PLAN NO. 209 



AREA 1650 SQ. FT. 



HOUSE WIDTH 57 FT. 



An interesting three bedroom California ranch house, combining a small amount of native rock or brick 
across the front with stucco and wide siding. Rooms are of good size and bedrooms can take twin 
beds. Bath has stall shower, tiled. Fan type hot air furnace off breakfast room. Attic type can be sub- 
stituted if desired and heat closet used as storage or pantry off kitchen. Note exceptional closet space. 



Livable area 1650 sq. ft., overall depth 38 ft., porch area 240 sq. 
ft., garage orea (2) 400 sq. ft., roof material shakes or shingles. 



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PLAN NO. 110 



AREA 1060 SQ. FT. 



HOUSE WIDTH 32 FT. 



Attached garage house for a narrow lot. This house fits nicely on a 40 foot lot without seeming to be a 
narrow house. Both rear bedrooms will take twin beds and kitchen permits good dining space with 
access to laundry in garage from kitchen. Dining and living rooms are exceptionally large for a house 
of this size. Large shutters at entrance lend dignity and color. Flowers indicated are from pots set on 
wide ledges. This same house and exterior will lend itself to a third bedroom by placing bath on 
opposite side of house, and adding 8 feet to length. 

Livable area 1060 sq. ft., overall depth 44 ft., porch area 50 sq. 
ft., garage area 230 sq. ft., roof material shingles, exterior stucco. 





PLAN NO. Ill 



AREA 960 SQ. FT. 



HOUSE WIDTH 50 FT. 



This house gives either two or three bedrooms and is a low cost house due to the rectangular shape. 
Features an interesting little shop space in garage, together with broom closet and trays in rear. Garage 
is purposely made wide and long, the excess two feet to permit storage space and other conveni- 
ences. In order to provide for third bedroom, door through living room and dining room is omitted. 
Bathroom reversed to permit linen closet space as closet for dining room and bedroom. A slight rear- 
rangement provides linen closet off hall. Bay window on the front is inexpensive because it does not 
break into room. This plan also lends itself to same type of exterior shown with plan No. 153. 



Livable area 960 sq. ft., overall depth 26 ft,, porch area 1 5 sq. ft., 
garage area 240 sq. ft., exterior wide siding or "Creo-dipt" shingles. 








PLAN NO. 112 



AREA 960 SQ. FT. 



HOUSE WIDTH 50 FT. 



A nice compact California ranch house type which features Bay window in the exterior and because 
this plan looks equally well with large expanse of straight glass, plan indicates elimination of the Bay. 
Space in garage gives ample work area for man's hobby shop and dining alcove off of kitchen, while 
small, will set six nicely. If full dining room is desired, opening can be made through partition between 
dining room and living room. Add additional eight feet in length if two car garage is desired. 



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AREA 800 SQ. FT. 



HOUSE WIDTH 70 FT. 



Presented herewith is a little Mexican or early California ranch house which utilizes rear porch for 
normal access to entire house. This house presents a minimum in cost for the reason that it is built upon 
a concrete slab and throughout is kept extremely simple. Rooms are very fair size and house presents 
a large appearance due to its extreme length. Laundry is in garage as is the water heater. The character 
of this house simulates many of the adobe houses of the Southwest and is shown in stucco, but is even 
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PLAN NO. 214 



AREA 1350 SQ. FT. 



HOUSE WIDTH 62 FT. 



This California Ranchhouse calls for exterior walls of white-washed brick, although stucco or siding 
would be very attractive. The combination of sink and dish washing machine is indicated with the 
angle of the garage as a hobby room. If laundry is preferred, irays could be located in hobby room. 
Exceptionally nice closet space is provided with a spacious bathroom, including a stall shower. Twin 
closet doors in master bedroom can be arranged to form a triple mirror. 



Livable area 1350 sq. ft., overall depth 40 ft., porch area 156 sq. ft., 
garage area 460 sq. ft., roof material shakes, exterior white washed. 





PLAN NO. 115 



AREA 1040 SQ. FT. 



HOUSE WBDTH 36 FT. 



This is a traditional home slightly modernized with colored shutters. Living room having French door 
to patio formed by angle of dining room. Both bedrooms have sliding door — double wardrobes. Bath 
features corner-tiled basin with good sized dressers on each side. Kitchen indicated provides break- 
fast space with twin sinks and laundry giving access through rear bedroom to bath. House is indicated 
in exterior stucco and for those who prefer a more traditional type, wide siding and double-course 
shingles are extremely attractive. 

Livable area 1040 sq. ft., overall depth 38 ft., porch area 36 sq. ft., 
garage area ( 1 ) 240 sq. ft., roof material shingles, exterior stucco. 





PLAN NO. 216 



AREA 1190 SQ. FT. 



HOUSE WIDTH 35 FT. 



A very compact 50'-lot house, having the garage attached but to the rear, the driveway forming a bad- 
minton court. This house also is excellent for use on a corner, the angle of the garage forming a 
natural patio, the only change being necessary is moving the garage entrance door to the other side. 



Livable area 1140 sq. ft., overall depth 30 ft., porch area 110 
sq. ft., garage area ( 1 ) 240 sq. ft., exterior wide siding. 




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PLAN NO. 117 LIVABLE AREA 1000 SQ. FT. HOUSE WIDTH 56 FT. 

A traditional house which features lacy iron work around porch as seen throughout the Gulf states. 
Covered porch at the rear opening off kitchen provides ideal space for outdoor living and barbecue can 
be included adjacent to fireplace by moving French door of living room slightly. 30 foot length of com- 
bination living and dining room gives this house an appearance of extreme spaciousness, although 
actually, it is a small house. Note breakfast space is available in kitchen. French door indicated to 
terrace can, if desired, be omitted, enlarging rear bedroom to 15 feet and providing two large closets. 
Note that doors to closets can be so arranged to form triple mirrors. Laundry trays and washing ma- 
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AREA 1250 SQ. FT. 



HOUSE WIDTH 34 FT. 



This floor plan illustrates a compact two-bedroom house with good circulation and ample closet space. 
Living room size and arrangement gives opportunity for numerous different furniture arrangements. 




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AREA 1000 SQ. FT. 



HOUSE WIDTH 36 FT. 



A two or three bedroom house along traditional lines with modern features. Extremely good access 
from kitchen and dining room to bath is featured with closet space throughout. An alternate plan, No. 
119-A, which adds 200 sq. ft. to the size of the house, provides a larger dining room, kitchen and a 
third bedroom. Note that the kitchen has a breakfast nook and utilizes one of the new dish washing 
and washing machine combinations 

Livable area 1000 sq. ft., overall depth 30 ft., porch area 48 sq. ft., 
garage area (1) 250 sq. ft., roof material shingles, exterior stucco. 






PLAN NO. 220 



AREA 1250 SQ. FT. 



HOUSE WIDTH 51 FT. 



A traditional California type house, utilizing combination of wood and stucco. Access from rear porch 
to den or third bedroom makes this a desirable type house for parents of older child. Fireplace can, 
of course, be omitted from this room, if desired, adding more closet space. Stucco combined with wide 
siding is indicated. Built in breakfast room is ample for six. Utility closet off laundry contains blower 
type forced air furnace. 





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PLAN NO. 221 



AREA 1150 SQ. FT. 



HOUSE WIDTH 36 FT. 



Exterior of this house indicates a modern type, although plan adapts itself to traditional type house 
as well. Indicated is an alternate plan which provides for a third bedroom, adding actually very little 
to the house area, although a slight sacrifice is made in dining room. In the alternate plan the kitchen 
does not permit the use of a separate breakfast nook. However, the gaining of a third bedroom at such 
a small sacrifice makes it well worth while. Alternate plan adds 65 feet to area of house. 

Livable area 1 150 sq. ft., overall depth 36 ft., porch area 30 sq. ft., garage area 
(1) 240 sq. ft., roof material tar and gravel, exterior stucco or whitewashed brick. 






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AREA 960 SQ. FT. 



HOUSE WIDTH 37 FT. 



A slightly modernized California house featuring large window area and a combination living room 
and dining room. Alternate kitchen arrangement is available, providing for breakfast space in kitchen, 
which is not indicated on plan shown. Alternate eliminates service porch and utilizes combination 
washing and dish washing machine. Note rectangular plan keeps cost at the lowest possible minimum. 



Livable area 960 sq. ft., overall depth 26 fh, porch area 36 sq. ft.., 
garage area (1) 240 sq. ft., roof material shingles, exterior stucco. 




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AREA 1160 SQ. FT. 



HOUSE WIDTH 40 FT. 



An extremely simple stucco exterior with attached double garage, which provides nice shop space foi 
the man of the house. Access to bathroom and rear hall from garden is a nice feature. Ample break- 
fast space is provided in kitchen and dining room, while small, is capable of comfortably seating eight. 
This house adapts itself nicely to wide siding or creo-dipt shingles. 

Livable area 1160 sq. ft., overall depth 44 ft., porch area 60 sq. 
ft., garage area 340 sq. ft., roof material shingles, exterior stucco. 




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PLAN NO. 125 



AREA 940 SQ. FT. 



HOUSE WIDTH 36 FT. 



This two bedroom house makes a feature of the rooms built around a patio. Laundry is intended to go 
in garage, popular for location of these facilities. Note that Kitchen and Bath are accessable from Patio 
which contains Barbeque. Enclosure of Patio should be brick wall with gate, if enclosed. Roof extend- 
ed over barbecue and rear entrance provides 5 foot shelter or porch. 

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AREA 920 SQ. FT. 



HOUSE WIDTH 50 FT. 



Another small California ranch house type. Entrance hall on plan shows door to master bedroom, 
which feature some consider desirable. This door, however, can be omitted. Ample closet space is 
provided and combination kitchen, similar to those shown in other places in the book can be furnished, 
providing larger room if desired. 

Livable area 920 sq. ft., overall depth 24 ft, porch area 50 sq. ft., ga- 
rage area 200 sq. ft., roof material shingles or shakes, exterior stucco. 




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PLAN NO. 227 



AREA 1050 SQ. FT. 



HOUSE WIDTH 52 FT. 



An attractive house for a wide lot, having a living room with access to yard through a nice porch, 
which also opens off the dining room. Note access from the entrance hall to bedroom and bath. A 
single car garage is available, reducing the house seven feet in width. 



Livable area 1050 sq. ft., overall depth 40 ft., porch area 16 sq. ft., ga- 
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AREA 1350 SQ. FT. 



HOUSE WIDTH 50 FT. 



A modem ranch house type featuring an exceptionally large glass area with a large loggia or covered 
norch to the rear Alternate kitchen would provide breakfast room space in kitchen and permit the use ol 
one of the new combination dish washing and washing machines, eliminating the need for a service 
porch. Note exceptioally large closets throughout this house and also access from entrace hall to guest 
bedroom. 

Livable area 1350 sq. ft., overall depth 36 ft., porsh area 160 sq. ft., 
garage area (1) 240 sq. ft., roof material shingles, exterior stucco 




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AREA 800 SQ. FT. 



HOUSE WIDTH 40 FT. 



A rectangular house designed primarily for low cost. Note unusual feature of access to bath from all 
rooms. Plan shows use of wardrobes in two bedrooms but space is sufficient to utilize regular closets 
if desired. Washing machine dish washer combination in kitchen. Plan lends itself well to exterior 
similar to No. 153. 

Livable area 800 sq. ft., overall depth 32 ft., porch area 36 sq. ft., garage 
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AREA 1600 SQ. FT. 



HOUSE WIDTH 40 FT. 



A modern three bedroom house with two of the bedrooms elevated over garage. This house is modern 
but not extreme and while shown in stucco or white painted brick, this house is also very attractive in 
wide siding and also looks well with slightly more traditional exterior, which is available. 



Livable area 1600 sq. ft., overall depth 30 ft., porch area 40 sq. 
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An attached garage, two bedroom house with many nice features. House has the absolute minimum of 
hall space to give good sized rooms within area of 900 square feet. Laundry is located in garage and 
kitchen has ample space for dining. The three closets shown are 32 inches deep by five feet wide. 



Livable area 900 sq. ft., overall depth 36 ft., porch area 18 sq. 
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AREA 900 SQ. FT. 



HOUSE WIDTH 60 FT. 



An extremely small area two bedroom house with large window areas and modern interior featuring 
semi-detached dining room. Laundry in two-car garage. Good closet space throughout. An alternate 
kitchen arrangement would provide breakfast space in kitchen as shown in other parts of the book. 
Windows adjacent to fireplace would be French type opening to garden m rear, this is a plan that 
adapts itself to a traditional exterior with shingle roof or a modernized design with composition roof 
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AREA 925 SQ. FT. 



HOUSE WIDTH 42 FT. 



A typical small California ranch house with attached garage. The flower box shown in front of the 
window is intended merely for the purpose of holding potted plants. Long roof across the front gives 
appearance of length in house and by grading lawn up to front porch, house will be made to look low 
and extremely attractive. Exterior for this house is also available in similar treatment to plan No. 106, 
Page 6 and Plan No. 103, Page 3. 



Livable area 925 sq. ft., overall depth 34 ft., porch area €0 sq. ft., 
garage area 230 sq. ft., roof material shingles, exterior wide siding. 




PLAN NO. 135 



AREA 1675 SQ. FT. 



HOUSE WIDTH 34 FT. 



Illustrated is a modern one-story duplex with separate entrances. Rear entrances being off the drive-way 
to garage. Note that the two main bedrooms will accommodate twin beds. Dining alcove off kitchen will 
comfortably seat six. Living rooms are of ample size. A false chimney on the exterior is indicated 
merely for appearance. Good closet space is provided for both apartments. 



Livable area 1675 sq. ft., overall depth 58 ft., porch area 40 sq. ft., ga- 
rage area 340 sq. ft., roof material shingles, exterior stucco and siding. 





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This house features a living room opening through terrace to rear garden. Bathroom contains tiled-in 
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along ranch house lines is also attractive, especially with the use of wide siding. 



Livable area 1185 sq. ft., overall depth 38 ft., porch area 15 sq. ft., 
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PLAN NO. 238 



AREA 2560 SQ. FT. 



HOUSE WIDTH 96 FT. 



A modern ranch house containing three bedrooms and maid's room built around a patio. The barbecue 
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necessary if the attached garage is to be used as indicated, to have either a corner or a lot one hundred 
and fifty feet in width. 125 foot frontage corner is ideal for this house with at least 100 in depth. Shin- 
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AREA 1209 SQ. FT. 



HOUSE WIDTH 48 Ft. 



One of the modern "H" type houses with a large porch and outdoor fireplace to the rear of the living 
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AREA 1360 SQ. FT. 



HOUSE WIDTH 46 FT. 



An unusual arrangement is presented here for a two bedroom, two bath house with each bedroom and 
bath entirely separated from the other. This is an ideal arrangement for a family desiring privacy, either 
for parents or for grown child. Add 8 feet in width if two car garage is desired. Conventional shingle 
roof available in exterior, either hip or gable. 

Livable area 1360 sq. ft., overall depth 48 ft., porch area 16 sq. ft., garage 
area 200 sq. ft., roof material shingles or composition, exterior stucco. 




PLAN NO. 142 

AREA 1250 SQ. FT. 

HOUSE WIDTH 35 FT. 

A gabled roof, patio, two bedroom and 
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Livable area 1215 sq. ft., overall depth 52 ft., porch 
area 16 sq. ft., garage area (1) 240 sq. ft., roof ma- 
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PLAN NO. 143 



AREA 1100 SQ. FT. 



HOUSE WIDTH 66 FT. 



This house is designed for a corner lot although by opening garage doors to front it will fit on an inside 
lot. Porch indicated could be enclosed as den and barbecue could become fireplace. Note that dining 
room, kitchen and bedrooms, together with bath, are all accessible from entrance hall. Closets are 
many and roomy. Bath has semi-enclosed toilet and basin tiled in with cabinets below, glass brick at 
end of bath. Window in living room from floor to ceiling. 



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AREA 1040 SQ. FT. 



HOUSE WIDTH 25 FT. 



This is a two bedroom house, designed for a 40 foot lot. It is also an ideal house for a 40 foot corner 
lot as the side exterior is quite attractive. The driveway should enter on the chimney side of the house 
if an inside lot is used and from the side if a corner lot. Note accessibility of all rooms to bath. 



Livable area 1040 sq, ft., overall depth 52 ft., porch area 60 sq. ft., 
garage area (1 ) 240 sq. ft., roof material shingles, exterior wood siding. 





PLAN NO. 146 



AREA 860 SQ. FT. 



HOUSE WIDTH 50 FT. 



A small area, very simple rectangular house. Diagonal pattern on the front is lattice work against wood 
siding or stucco for climbing vines. This particular feature can be eliminated if desired. 

Livable area 860 sq. ft., overall depth 32 ft., porch area 40 sq. 
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AREA 875 SQ. FT. 



HOUSE WIDTH 42 FT. 



A very compact little house with modern, but not extreme lines. It has large closets, and either bed- 
room will take twin beds. The floor furnace is placed between hall and dining room. Garage contains 
laundry with space for washing machine. Change to two-car garage would add 8 feet and make 60 
foot lot necessary. Stucco exterior is shown, but wide siding also looks well. 

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AREA 950 SQ. FT. 



HOUSE WIDTH 36 FT. 



A very popular two bedroom design is shown here with good closets and accessibility of all rooms to 
the bathrooms, so desirable in a small house of this type. Indicated is an alternate plan, providing for 
full dining room which adds approximately 100 feet to the area of the house. This plan adapts itself to 
modern exterior similar to No. 153 and No. 147. 

Livable area 920 sq. ft., overall depth 40 ft., porch area 60 sq. ft., garage 
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AREA 1680 SQ. FT. 



HOUSE WIDTH 42 Ft. 



lis is a traditional type house with many fine features in the plan. Exceptionally large closet space 
id the novel arrangement of the bath off of the den permits access to this bath from garden or from 
tchen. While door from dining room is proper if the room adjoining is used as den this door can be 
osed and should be if room is to be used as bedroom. If used as bedroom, fireplace can be omitted in 
an. All rooms are of good size with two bedrooms large enough for twin beds. Plan adapts itself 
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AREA 930 SQ. FT. 



HOUSE WIDTH 42 FT. 



An unusual feature of this house is the extreme length of living room through dining room of nearly 30 
feet. Laundry is located in garage and ample breakfast space is provided in kitchen. House contains 
two bedrooms, either of which will take twin beds. Shower is provided over tub with exceptionally 
large storage closet in hall. This plan is also available without the entrance hall with a width of 40 feet, 
making possible its use on a 50 foot lot. 




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AREA 1350 SQ. FT. 



HOUSE WIDTH 44 FT. 



A three bedroom house, very economical to build due to rectangular shape and area given contains 
exceptionally large rooms. Slight rearrangement of service porch would permit the addition of a toilet, 
and basin off of den. Fireplace if desired would be placed in rear wall of living room and rear wall 
of den moved back two feet in the event that this room would be used as a den — door between living 
room and den could be omitted. Another arrangement possible without extending room, would be a 
fireplace in den located in corner. 





PLAN NO. 153 



AREA 890 SQ. FT. 



HOUSE WIDTH 37 FT. 



Illustrated herewith is a rectangular plan which represents the most economical type of house. We 
think you will agree the exterior is unusually attractive. We have in preparation a number of other 
modern exteriors to fit the rectangular type of house which ordinarily is so commonplace. This plan 
places the master bedroom, of unusual size, with the living room, to the rear or garden side of the 
house which is more desirable for privacy. Large, plate-glass window, floor to ceiling, is bordered on 
each side by French doors. Exterior is shown for reverse plan. 

Livable area 960 sq. ft., overall depth 26 ft., porch area 16 sq. ft., single ga- 
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AREA 1050 SQ. FT. 



HOUSE WIDTH 25 FT. 



This is a rather remarkable three bedroom, narrow lot house. Many cities would permit this on a 32 
foot lot, however, 35 feet, I believe, is the minimumwidth for this house. This provides for a large 
dining room kitchen combination, permitting seating for eight in the kitchen, with access to the living 
room for more formal dinners. The closet space is ample. Both the rear bedrooms will take twin beds. 
Service porch can be combined with kitchen to permit combination dish and washing machine in- 
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AREA 1100 SQ. FT. 

HOUSE WIDTH 43 FT. 

This particular house is designed pri- 
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hillside lots. It is also an extremely nice 
arrangement for lots that lie below the 
level of the street, being particularly de- 
sirable where parking on street is not 
practical, as three or four guest cars 
could be parked in the driveway. Laun- 
dry is located in garage but rearrange- 
ment of the kitchen as an alternate, with 
two additional feet added to house, is 
possible, with breakfast space in the 
enlarged kitchen provided if desired. 

Livable area 1100 sq. ft., overall depth 60 ft., porch 

area 72 sq. ft., garage area 460 sq. ft., roof material 

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AREA 960 Sp. FT. 



HOUSE WIDTH 60 FT. 



An extremely compact ranch house with a ranch-house kitchen providing adequate dining space for as 
many as eight. Kitchen having access to living room through entrance hall, making possible service 
to emergency dining table in living room. If third bedroom indicated adjacent to kitchen is to be used 
as dining room, door from living room to hall can be omitted and opening provided between living 
and dining room, giving access to bath and bedrooms. Laundry and work shop space is provided in 
two-car garage. If one car only is needed, length of house will be reduced by 7 feet. Very interesting 
exterior is suggested, reminiscent of many of the Dutch type farm houses in the rural areas of Penn- 
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AREA 1400 SQ. FT. 



HOUSE WIDTH 70 FT. 



Windows in living room, dining room, and bedroom (den) are of French type. This plan gives a compact 
ranchhouse with all rooms reached from the entry. Note accessibility of kitchen to bathroom. Panels of 
glass brick lend interest to the kitchen. There is a nice space for a hobby room. The dining room 
features a built-in buffet. Ample breakfast room space is provided. Exterior also available with shingles 
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AREA 1450 SQ. FT. 



HOUSE WIDTH 50 FT. 



This is an extremely compact house where four bedrooms or three bedrooms and den are necessary 
with an extremely limited cost permitted. Note access to one bedroom from service porch. Alter- 
nate kitchen plan provides use of combination dish and washing machine with additional toilet and 
basin if desired. Garage could be extended three feet to permit space for laundry. One car garage 
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AREA 1040 SQ. FT. 
HOUSE WIDTH 37 FT. 

Illustrated is a large — small 
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PLAN NO. 262 



AREA 900 SQ. FT. 



HOUSE WIDTH 42 FT. 



Another of the rectangular low cost houses with two bedrooms, ranch type kitchen with alcove din- 
ing room which is capable of seating eight. Laundry is located in garage and everything about the house 
is kept to the minimum with low cost in mind. 




PLAN NO. 263— A & B 

This plan shows an attached garage house with and without laundry. Plan A being slightly smaller 
than Plan B. The exterior shown is for plan B. This house is designed to fit a 50' lot, available with 
two car garage which adds 8' to width of house. 





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To Obtain . . . 



ANY ONE OF THE PLANS PICTURED IN THIS BOOK, RECORD 
THE NUMBER DESIRED AND SEND IT WITH A CHECK OR 
MONEY ORDER TO THE ADDRESS LISTED BELOW. 



One set of plans, specifications and details 

Numbers 101 to 199 $10.00 

Each additional set of same number 6.00 

One set of plans, specifications and details 

Numbers 201 to 299 15.00 

Each additional set of same number 10.00 

Plans are available with partial basements ONLY IF REQUESTED 
with order.* Plans are also available with either composition or 
shingle roofs. All plans available in 1 or 2 car garages and plans 
may be ordered reversed. 



* An interesting article on the use of basements appeared in the February 1946 issue of American 
Homes" magazine. All of these plans are available with concrete floor slabs, particularly lor use 
with "radiant heat." An article on the type of heat appeared in one of the January issues of Life 
Magazine". Either of these copies probably available at your local library. 

All plans and exteriors in this book are covered by individual 
U. S. copyrights. Alternate exteriors are available on all floor 
plans. We welcome inquiries and will reply promptly. Please 
enclose loose stamp with all inquiries. 



Distinctive Small Homes 

Guy L. Rosebrook, Architect 

1701 SAN LEANDRO BLVD., SAN LEANDRO, CALIF. 



Send all inquiries concerning plans only to above 
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